United Airlines Flight 93's 40 passengers stood up against the hijacking of a plane at 9/11 which was meant to fly in to the White House. The memorable quote of Todd Beamer, "Let's roll," became an official war cry in the fight against terrorism in Iraq.


The passengers continued their assault and at 10:02:17, a passenger said, "Turn it up!" A second later, a hijacker said, "Pull it down! Pull it down!" At 10:02:33, another hijacker was heard to plead, "Hey! Hey! Give it to me! Give it to me. Give it to me! Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me." Amidst the continued sounds of the passenger counterattack, the aircraft picked up speed, whooshing and shrieking picked up on the recorder, and the hijackers inside the cockpit are heard yelling "No!" at the sound of breaking glass — presumably from the food cart — and that the final spoken words on the recorder seemed to be an inexplicably calm voice in English instructing, "Pull it up." There is some controversy between some of the family members of the passengers and the investigative officials as to whether the passengers managed to breach the cockpit. The 9/11 Commission Report concluded that "the hijackers remained at the controls but must have judged that the passengers were only seconds from overcoming them". However, many of the passengers' family members, having heard the audio recordings, believe that the passengers breached the cockpit; some interpted the audio as suggesting that both the passengers and hijackers struggled for control of the yoke.

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